Art Cards 2011 – Week 8

My inspiration for this week’s art cards came from several sources. First up, I bought a new book to help me with my drawing, especially silly drawing like the cartoony girls I doodled for this week’s art cards, which was helpful for the storyboards I have to draw for my concept development class.

I thought it would be fun to incorporate this adorable paper doll exercise onto my art cards with some fun cartoony girls. (I loved playing with paper dolls as a kid, but I never thought to make my own.)

I’ve had to give a couple presentations in class lately, showing my artwork. I have to muster up all the confidence I can to show my artwork to anyone and even more strength to do a presentation in front of class. So my reflections for this week were to Believe in yourself, and There is a fire inside.

One of my teachers stressed how important it is for us to present our work with confidence. When you believe in yourself, others will believe in you too!

I always find inspiration in music. There is a line in the Hurricane song that struck me last Friday, so I decided to use it as a prompt for my second card. (BTW, I think the line in that song actually has different meaning than what I used it for.)

To me, “there is a fire inside” means there is passion burning inside you. Embrace it and let it shine!

On the first card, I made the firey background with watercolor crayons, and on the second card, I made the firey background with dry-brush stippling of acrylic paint. I drew the cartoony girls on cardboard from leftover cereal boxes, painted Gesso over them, colored in the details with colored pencils, and outlined them with a fine Sharpie markie. They are both dimensional in that I attached them to the cards with puffy tape so they stand up from the cards.

Don’t forget to stop our Flickr group to see what Michelle and Sandra have been doing on their art cards.

8 comments

  • I am so glad you show us your works of art for school. I think its great that you are doing what you want to do. I think your doing very good and just remember most people do not like there own work so don’t critic yourself to much. Let others do it for you.
    Keep up the good work.

  • Hello Terri! Great work with fire colours! I love the strength of the colours! You can be proud to show all your works and crafts!
    Have a wonderful week! xxx Teje

  • Hiya Terri – keep that fire burning bright and yes! believe in yourself just as we all do.

    Presentations freak me out – I turn the colour of your cards lol – but it’s a great skill to have and the more you do it the more relaxed you become – it’s so true that coming across as confident in your ideas makes others have confidence in them too.

    Love that you are drawing your inspirations from all sources and also tying them in with what’s happening in your life – you did great on the whimsical girlies – it looks like a fun book to own :0)

  • I really love your art cards this week! Go you for being confident while presenting!!! 🙂

  • They’re stunning, Terri! I love the yellows, reds and oranges 🙂
    I also really love hearing about the techniques you’re using. I know NOTHING about paper arts and I generally have to look up every single thing you use…but I love looking and learning!

  • Hello Terri,

    Congratulaltions, believing in yourself is actually very hard to do well promoting yourself I mean. I guess we all don’t feel like bragging but that is what we must do. After all just look at politicians, do they really believe everthing they say!!!
    Anyway just love that you used up your cereal box for this card, they come in so handy.
    Happy creating and believing.
    Bev.xoxo

  • Isn’t that book fun! It is so freeing to work the way she suggests instead of trying to be very literal about everything. It’s fun seeing your projects

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